Reporting on the SDGs – A Visual Tour of Different Approaches (Part 1 of 2)

Signatories are increasingly reporting on their efforts in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their Sharing Information on Progress Reports (SIP). Although we are still in the early stages of reporting on the SDGs within management education, there are already several schools that are exploring a range of approaches for their whole report or parts of it, reporting on where they currently stand and where they plan to go. Here is a two-part, visual tour of how Signatories are reporting on the SDGs.

 

  1. Include the SDGs in the letter from the highest executive: Several schools have included a mention, as well as recognition of and a commitment to the SDGs in their opening letter.
  2. Introduce the goals in your report. Reykjavik University Business School
    have a full page right at the beginning of their report that provides an overview of the SDGs as well as a visual of the 17 Goals. This is a good way to raise awareness and start building support with your community around the goals.
  3. Sharing details of frameworks that the Institution has developed in relation to the SDGs: Business School of Lausanne has developed a Framework to measure sustainability progress that includes issues derived from a range of different governmental and international frameworks including the SDGs and Agenda 21. A new version of the Framework will include an interface to the SDGS will be published and marketed in 2017.
  4. Link different initiatives reported on to the SDG they impact. McCoy College of Business Administration provides a link to the SDGs after each initiative and project discussed in the report.
  5. Rotterdam Business School organised their research and cases into clusters according to the SDGs and uses the individual SDG icons to guide readers.
  6. Reporting on where you stand: Nottingham Business School and Copenhagen Business School did a sustainability audit looking at how the SDGs are integrated into the teaching of various modules.

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